Royal Roundup: The Royal Child Receives His First Visitors

Carole and Michael Middleton arrive at St. Mary's Hospital to visit their daughter, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and the newborn royal baby. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Carole and Michael Middleton arrive at St. Mary’s Hospital to visit their daughter, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and the newborn royal baby. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camila, Duchess of Cornwall arrive at St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, where Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday July 22. The Royal couple are expected to head to London’s Kensington Palace from the hospital with their newly born son, the third in line to the British throne. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive at St. Mary’s Hospital. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Following the royal birth yesterday afternoon, The Duke, Duchess, and Prince of Cambridge have received their first visitors, Carole and Michael Middleton, the Duchess’ parents, reports BBC . Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall also visited later on. The child’s grandparents visited the couple and their newborn in St. Mary’s Hospital, where the Duke and Duchess have remained since the birth, thanking the Hospital for their “tremendous care.” They are expected to make their first appearance with the royal child sometime this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

  • BBC caught up with Prince Charles on his visit to Yorkshire with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, where, when greeted with congratulations on becoming a Grandfather and questioned as to how he was feeling the Prince replied, “I’m thrilled, it’s very exciting.”
  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama offered the Duke and Duchess congratulations on the birth of their first child and heir to the British throne, wishing them “all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings.”
  • Twitter mentioned that in the moments following the royal birth, there were more than 25,300 tweets per minute joining the conversation about the news. The social media network also stated that, “Since the Duchess was admitted to hospital, that hashtag alone [#RoyalBaby] has been used more than 900,000 times on Twitter.”
  • Ahead of the Changing of the Guard today, guardsmen played “Congratulations” at Buckingham Palace to welcome the royal child, mentions BBC.
  • The announcement of the royal birth stirred crowds throughout the world and set global attractions aglow to honor the birth of the heir to the British throne. BBC looks at some of the international celebrations.
  • What does the future hold for the Prince of Cambridge? BBC takes a look at what may be in store for the newborn heir to the British throne.

Here are some photos of celebrations of the royal birth:

Members of the public celebrate outside Buckingham Palace after an easel was placed in the forecourt of the Palace with the notification to announce the birth of a baby boy, at 4.24pm to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary's Hospital in west London, Monday July 22, 2013.(AP Photo/Clive Gee, PA)

Members of the public celebrate after an easel was placed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace announcing the birth of a baby boy. (AP Photo/Clive Gee, PA)

Tony Appleton, a town crier, announces the birth of the royal baby, outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Monday, July 22, 2013. Palace officials say Prince William's wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy. The baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces. The infant will become third in line for the British throne after Prince Charles and William. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Tony Appleton, a town crier, announces the birth of the royal baby outside St. Mary’s Hospital. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Royal baby born. Trafalgar Square's fountains are coloured blue to mark the birth of a baby boy, at 4.24pm to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary's Hospital. Picture date: Monday July 22, 2013. See PA story ROYAL Baby. Photo credit should read: Clive Gee/PA Wire URN:17126909 (Press Association via AP Images)

Trafalgar Square’s fountains are colored blue to mark the birth of a baby boy. (Clive Gee/PA Wire, Press Association via AP Images)

Royal baby born. The London Eye celebrates birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son by lighting up red, white and blue, London. Picture date: Monday July 22, 2013. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/PA Wire URN:17126873 (Press Association via AP Images)

The London Eye celebrates birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son by lighting up red, white, and blue. (Press Association via AP Images)

The Peace tower and Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario are illuminated in royal blue to celebrate the birth of the royal baby on Monday July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

The Peace tower and Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario are illuminated in royal blue to celebrate the birth of the royal baby. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

The American Falls and Bridal Falls are lit up blue in this view from Canada to celebrate the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son, Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

The American Falls and Bridal Falls are lit up blue in this view from Canada to celebrate the birth of the heir to the British throne. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41 Gun Salute in Green Park to celebrate the birth of the Royal baby Catherine Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a baby boy, London, Britain - 23 Jul 2013 (Rex Features via AP Images)

The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41 Gun Salute in Green Park to celebrate the birth of the royal baby. (Rex Features via AP Images)